Virginia Family Law and Military Divorce Attorney
Serving the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Arlington, Stafford, and the City of Alexandria.
Sarah is a dynamic family law attorney. She has extensive experience assisting federal employees, military servicemembers and their spouses navigate divorces, child custody and support matters in Northern Virginia.
She is also well versed regarding matters of military and federal retirement benefits. Additionally, Sarah is a certified collaborative divorce attorney who has assisted clients reach successful settlements without the need for expensive and lengthy litigation.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University, where she majored in Criminal Justice and received a minor in Psychology. She attended the University of the District of Columbia, David A Clarke School of Law and graduated cum laude.
As a law student, Sarah represented clients starting non-profits and low-income cooperatives in the Community Development Law Clinic. She participated in the Juvenile & Special Education Clinic, where she represented children and parents. Her focus was primarily on special education matters in Washington D.C. schools.
When she is not in the office, Sarah enjoys cycling and spending time with her husband and two sons.
“While litigation is very much a part of my practice, I have always enjoyed mediation and negotiations much more. I find that these types of resolutions in family law cases get both people closer to what they want to achieve than anything that a court can do. There is definitely a time and a place for litigation, but I believe that many cases never need to see the inside of a courtroom. Collaborative Law allows more flexibility than other choices of litigation alternatives, and allows the people at the heart of the matter to make creative decisions that will work best for them and their families. I believe that being in control of such decisions is best for a changing family dynamic and allows the parties to move forward with their lives feeling that they had control over the outcome of this very difficult time in their lives.”
"Ms. Sarah Goding did a great job for my divorce process. She was always kind and responsive and charged me a very reasonable rate. The case went smoothly. I would definitely recommend her for family law matters."
"I was lucky when I found Sarah Goding. I was very upset and concerned starting the divorce process, but Sarah's guidance calmed me down. She was able to explain to me how child support, custody, etc. would work. She countered my Ex's separation agreement and made the terms equal for me. She knew how my military and federal pensions could be affected and was able to preserve them both for me. In the end I got what I wanted and owed nothing to my Ex. I highly recommend Sarah and owe her my thanks."
"Sara Goding did a great job with my divorce. It was a pretty open and shut case but she was available to guide me through the Mediation process and was knowledgeable about the Separation Agreements. I would and am still using her as my lawyer. I would recommend Sara Goding with out reservation for your divorce needs."
"Sarah Goding was great through the entire divorce process. She helped me navigate the specifics of Virginia law and did so with compassion and efficiency. She represented me firmly and fairly."
"Sarah Goding is extremely professional and caring; you can count on her for all your legal needs. Well versed in all aspects of family law, including cases that include military considerations."